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Test Code Procalcitonin Procalcitonin

Clinical System Name


Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL


**Note:  If collecting microtainers, please provide 2 full gold tops.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, Send Outs rack.


Off-site collection: Spin blood, aliquot, and send refrigerated sample.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

2 h

Serum Refrigerated 48 h
Separated serum Frozen

2 w



STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily  1 d


**Note: See "Send Out Instructions" below.

Performing Laboratory

Northwest Hospital

Chemistry Laboratory

1550 N 115th St., A-200

Seattle, WA 98133

Phone Number: (206) 668-1776


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563


Method: Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA)

Analytical Volume: 300 mcL serum


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name:

Procalcitonin (NWH)

Reference Test Number:



Monday through Friday, Procalcitonin samples are batched at 1200 PM and picked up by a DeliveryExpress courier. STAT Procalcitonin requests should be sent on ice packs via DeliveryExpress to Northwest Hospital Laboratory (NWH). After hours or on weekends, batch in MayoAccess, apply the white MayoAccess label over the yellow Cerner label, and send sample and batch sheet on ice packs to NWH via DeliveryExpress (CPA - NWH Chem Lab).